5th Day Adventures - Cape Coral

5th Day Adventures operates around the Cape Coral area, offering inshore excursions targeting everyone’s favorite shallow-water species. Captain Tim has been fishing the area his whole life. He welcomes anglers of any age or experience level to enjoy his local waters

The winding maze of flats, mangroves, sandbars and rocky passes provides a variety of habitats which big fish pack into year-round. Looking to fill your coolers and battle some monsters along the way? You’ve come to the right place!

You will be fishing aboard Captain Tim’s 22’ Panga Marine center console. This adaptable vessel can get you into shallow water to chase tailing fish and is also stable in the choppy waters off Sanibel Island. She was built in 2007 and has room aboard for up to five guests.

During your trip, you can fish for a wide range of species, from Redfish and Trout to Snook and Goliath Grouper - the ultimate shallow-water brutes. You will have a choice of light and heavy tackle to target them and will be able to spin, jig, pop, troll, and bottom fish your way to some great catches.

At the end of your trip, all your fish will be cleaned and filleted, ready to take home and enjoy. All trips come with plenty of bait and fishing licenses are covered by the boat. All you need to bring are snacks, drinks (preferably no alcohol) and plenty of energy for the day ahead.

Captain Tim can meet you at a range of locations to start your trip, including Bokeelia, St. James, Matlacha, Sanibel, Captiva, Boca Grande, and Punta Rassa.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day on the water, fishing the local waters for a variety of awesome inshore species. Battle bull Redfish and monster Trout, wrestle with huge Snook or just go after tasty Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper to fill your coolers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day on the water, fishing the local waters for a variety of awesome inshore species. Battle bull Redfish and monster Trout, wrestle with huge Snook or just go after tasty Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper to fill your coolers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing the endless maze of shallow waters for a range of great inshore species. Target Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Mangrove Snapper for a huge haul of tasty freezer-fillers!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local bays, mangroves, and flats for the area's many hard-fighting and great-tasting fish. Redfish, Trout, and Snook are pretty much permanent residents here, and there are a ton of Mangrove Snappers around, too.

About the Captain

Tim Jeleniowski
Matlacha, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2016
Capt. Tim has been fishing ever since he was a child. He is an accomplished angler and highly experienced mariner having operated many different vessels on a variety of waters, from the inland rivers and lakes of New England to the Atlantic Coastline of the Carolinas and the Atlantic and Gulf Coast waters of Florida.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Panga Marine (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert S.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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3/4 Day Inshore

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
Great trip with Captain Tim. He was great with our two kids and had us catching fish throughout the day. Will definitely book...
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Mike T.
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   April 11, 2019
We had a blast catching Snooks, Redfish and kept so snapper for dinner
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Lawrence L.
Lake Forest, IL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Tim

VERIFIED   March 24, 2018
Spent a fun day fishing with family of 5. Great boat. Trip was kid friendly. Capt Tim was great. He was patient with children...
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Ron E.
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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Tim worked hard to find us some fish

VERIFIED   February 21, 2018
A fun time on the water with An expert guide
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